What’s Thunder Hole at Acadia National Park really like?

People gather around Thunder Hole at Acadia National Park Thursday. Ashley L. Conti | BDN

People gather around Thunder Hole at Acadia National Park Thursday. Ashley L. Conti | BDN

Thunder Hole in Acadia National Park is a popular spot for visitors to see the power of the sea first hand. Known for its thundering noise, and big splashes, it can be a great place to visit.

But what’s it really like? These videos tell the story best.

It’s known for being very loud … and wet.

But, if you go with good humor, it can be a lot of fun to see and experience. These folks sure enjoyed it.

Of course, it can be dangerous too. Leading up to, during and after storms — from hurricanes and tropical storms to smaller storm systems, it can be rough and dangerous. At those times, the observation area is closed for safety.

But often, it’s pretty calm, like in this video.

Still, it’s pretty amazing. And sometimes, like in this winter video, it’s absolutely majestic.

Sarah Walker Caron

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Sarah Walker Caron is editor of Bangor Metro magazine and senior features editor for the Bangor Daily News. She is co-author of "Grains as Mains: Modern Recipes Using Ancient Grains." Her recipes have appeared in the BDN, Betty Crocker publications, Glamour.com and more. She also writes about food at www.sarahscucinabella.com.